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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

24

Apr

2017

Session in overtime – now what for cities?

The 105-day regular session came to a close April 23.

14

Apr

2017

Pending special session, budget impasse impacts cities

Budget leaders from the House Democrats and Senate Republicans are failing to negotiate in the short time left before session is scheduled to end.

7

Apr

2017

When legislative budget leads start talking, here is what cities think of their ideas

Lead House and Senate negotiators have not publicly agreed to talks, but when they start, AWC has shared key items needed to support strong cities and towns across the state.

5

Apr

2017

Share AWC House and Senate budget comment letter with your legislators

Representing all 281 cities and towns, AWC testified in both chambers on our impressions of how each budget helps or hurts strong cities.

3

Apr

2017

Spring into action!

With three weeks left before this session is scheduled to conclude, legislators are now focused on resolving budget and policy differences between House Majority Democrats and Senate Majority Republicans.

29

Mar

2017

Decision time in Olympia, voice your views on critical issues

The countdown clock to adjournment is ticking and city voices can truly make a difference on the key policy and fiscal issues still under consideration.

27

Mar

2017

House proposed operating budget release today following last week’s passage of the Senate operating budget 25-24 – with good/bad news for cities

Here is a quick comparison of the key city impacts from the Senate budget passed on a partisan vote last week, and what is proposed in the House Democrats budget unveiled this afternoon, which is likely to be acted upon by Friday.

24

Mar

2017

State budget alert: Senate Majority Coalition Caucus proposed budget released today

Today, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus released their proposed budget for 2017-19.

17

Mar

2017

Senate budget impact on cities coming mid-week, so get ready!

We’re about to know how the Senate budget writers view longstanding partnerships with cities.

10

Mar

2017

What to expect on city priorities, budget, and policy in the coming weeks

March 8 was a critical deadline to move policy bills from one chamber to the other.

6

Mar

2017

Cities told budget will be devastatingly gloomy – Tell your Senator why cities matter

Why now? There’s at least $210 million in city revenue sharing funds susceptible to the budget ax as Senate budget writers work behind closed doors to craft their budget proposal.

27

Feb

2017

Focus on floor action until March 8 – add your voice now on key bills

The crop of policy bills poised for consideration in either the House or Senate has narrowed down.

17

Feb

2017

What 350+ city officials heard in Olympia

During gatherings both on and off the Capitol campus, officials from 114 cities and towns heard some promising and not so promising news.

10

Feb

2017

Policy bills face a key deadline this Friday

Legislators have until week’s end to consider and move bills out of policy committees or the fate of those left behind diminish greatly.

3

Feb

2017

Education funding bills start to frame the budget debate, which will reveal the fate of city shared revenues and key programs

Last week on a 25-24 party line vote, the Senate debated and passed a plan to fund K-12 education.
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